Stigmella maoriella Walker, 1864:1008

Pigmy leafminer moth

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tinea maoriella Walker, 1864:1008 (original combination)

 

Conservation Status

Missing

Last record: November 1853 or before (source)

 

Distribution

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Only three specimens are known, all males: one lectotype and two paralectotypes (Donner & Wilkinson, 1989:29).

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Walker, F. (1864). List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum XXX: Tineites. Pp. 837-1096.

 

Other references:

Donner, Hans and Wilkinson, Christopher. (1989). Nepticulidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Fauna of New Zealand [no.] 16. 92 pp.

Dugdale, John S. (1988). Lepidoptera - annotated catalogue, and keys to family-group taxa. Fauna of New Zealand 14. 264 pp. https://doi.org/10.7931/J2/FNZ.14

Hoare, Robert J. B., Dugdale, John S., Edwards, E. D., Gibbs, G. W., Patrick, Brian H., Hitchmough, R. A. and Rolfe, J. R. (2017). Conservation status of New Zealand butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), 2015. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 20. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 13 p.

Patrick, Brian H. and Dugdale, John S. (2000). Conservation status of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Science for conservation 136. 34 pp.

 

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